Sunday, May 17, 2015

Commitment to higher ed lacking in state budget plan - Brent Smith, La Crosse Tribune

The controversy over how to fund the University of Wisconsin System goes on. The current proposal is for a cut of $300 million and a tuition freeze. It’s clear that the proposal as it stands will have a negative impact on the quality of education in our universities. You simply cannot cut $300 million and not provide any alternative steady source of revenue without consequences. Nonetheless, that is the direction we seem to be going. No one should be fooled if the $300 million cut becomes $250 million or $200 million — the negative results will be the same.

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